Dual Band Ring Class

Dual Band Ring with V shaped attaching point

The challenge of the dual band ring is a clean solder joint where he ring shank meets the cabochon base.  A clean solder joint means less to no polishing in a hard to reach area. In this class you will learn how to use a jewelers saw, ring bending pliers, ring mandrel, ring gauge, ring clamp, ring tumble polisher and more.

You will be expected to have some soldering ability.  I enthusiastically recommend that you bring a bezel cup or bezel plate and stone that you would like to mount. A stone and bezel or bezel plate that demonstrates your unique style. If you can't bring a stone and bezel plate or bezel cup then I have about 20 different cabochons with bezel cups that are 13x18 mm. The Turquoise in the picture above is a 13x18 mm.  My recommendation is for a stone and cup or bezel plate that would be similar or larger than those  pictured above, but this is a your ring so pick or make something that will demonstrate your style or creativity.
Since some of my students soldering ability is a little rusty I will give a one hour demo on safety and fundamentals.  Within two hours you will be creating your ring. We expect that you can make at least one ring in class, we may be able to make two based on the student skill levels.

Ring  making skills you will learn in this class:
  how to form a ring shank using ring bending pliers
  use of a jewelers saw & how to pick a blade size
  proper technique for using a burnishing tool
  work hardening a ring
  using a ring clamp and ring mandrel to assist polishing
  a technique to get proper alignment of ring band to top
  a method for quick polishing the inside of a ring band
  a method for no solder cleanup where ring band touches top
  how to place embellishments in front of mounted cabochons
  to develop rapid product fabrication skills
  to create a hammered surface on silver
  use of a tumble polisher with steel shot
Materials that are used and available in the class are:
  bezel cup or bezel plate with cabochon
  cast sterling embellishments (optional)
  pattern wire (optional)
  twisted wire (optional)
  solder and expendables (included in materials costs)
  dual half round sterling wire  (included in materials costs)
You will also receive:
  a link to the documentation website of my beginning silversmithing class that includes a slideshow of soldering process and an e-Book of jewelry selling techniques; and links to shows and expos to sell your jewelry.
Frequently asked questions and terms and conditions.

Cost:: $165.00 (plus materials fee on class day of $15.00 to $65.00 depending on the designs you choose) 6 hours on the same day, max students: 8


Mon May 21th, 2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Beyond Beads North


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